Monday, December 14, 2009
Bristol, UK 14 December 2009: Icera Inc., the Mobile Broadband semiconductor company, today announced its Livanto® chipset is powering the Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 305. The AirCard USB 305 is the latest HSPA modem from Sierra Wireless, and is available now from AT&T.
The Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 305 offers high speed HSPA wireless download speeds of 7.2Mbps and upload speeds of 2Mbps in a tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100) and quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) configuration for global roaming.
The most recent independent industry benchmarking tests, conducted by Signals Research Group LLC, identified clear performance advantages for Icera's Livanto® chipset over all competitors in real world network conditions, offering Sierra Wireless' users a faster and more reliable Mobile Broadband browsing experience.
Greg Speakman, Vice President of Marketing for Sierra Wireless, said: "We selected Icera's Livanto® chipset for the USB 305 for its high performance, as recognized by our major customers. The product offers outstanding user experience and, although Icera is a relative newcomer to the market, the company's innovative technology is allowing us to successfully deliver enhanced mobile broadband performance for our customers."
The Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 305 HSPA modem is available as the AT&T USBConnect Lightning from AT&T retail stores in the US and online at http://www.wireless.att.com.
For more information, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/USB305.aspx
Icera is a fabless semiconductor company, pioneering high performance, low power, soft modem chipsets for the fast growing mobile broadband device market. Icera technology delivers the highest performance modem solutions for USB dongles, datacards, laptops, mobile internet devices and smartphones. Founded in 2002, Icera is headquartered in the UK, with design locations in the UK, France, the USA and China and customer engineering and sales offices in Asia, Europe and the USA. For more information, visit the Icera web site at www.icerasemi.com.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) products connect people and machines to wireless networks around the world. We offer an advanced, comprehensive product line, addressing consumer, enterprise, original equipment manufacturer, and specialized vertical industry markets. We also offer a wide range of professional and operated services. Our solutions are used for mobile computing, transportation, industrial M2M (machine-to-machine), enterprise, residential and consumer communications applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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